Basic ETF Product Structures

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and related exchange-traded products (ETPs) can use various types of product structures. Each structure has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Knowing the subtle differences can help you to make informed investment decisions. Read full article »

Debunking 7 Myths of ETF Investing

The best ETFs to own are the ones that help you to reach your own unique financial goals. And just because a certain ETF is popular, heavily advertised, or widely followed, doesn’t necessarily make it better versus other ETFs or an appropriate choice for you. Read full article »

Understanding Commodity ETFs

Like stocks, bonds, and real estate, commodities are an important asset class. Commodities are tangible assets used to manufacture and produce goods. Products like agriculture, energy, livestock, metals, timber and textiles are examples of commodities. The agriculture segment, for instance, includes familiar commodities like cotton, corn, coffee, and wheat. Read full article »

Understanding Currency ETFs

Many investors are just beginning to appreciate the importance of currencies. Currency is a major asset class and offers the potential for capital growth. It can also act as a diversification tool to hedge against passive currency exposure. Also, movements in foreign currencies don’t always concur with local foreign stock or bond markets. Read full article »

7 Tips for ETF Orders

Before buying or selling an exchange-traded fund (ETF) it’s a good idea to consider trading methods that can save you money and improve your returns. Read full article »